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Miss Derwent spoke at once of her interest in the Russian sectaries with whom -- she had heard -- Otway was well acquainted, the people called Dukhobortsi, who held the carrying of arms a sin, and suffered persecution because of their conscientious refusal to perform military service.
A Transcendentalist is a Dukhobortsi with a college education.
Dukhobortsi -- who are sometimes called the Russian Quakers, and who have recently become known in Western Europe through the efforts of Count
He has joined the Dukhobortsi; has sold his large estate, and is devoting all the money to their cause.
I wish you could hear a Russian friend of mine speak about it, a rich man who has just given up everything to join the Dukhobortsi.